School playground duty outsourced to 'recess coaches'
Back in my day [words I thought I'd never say], we were allowed to invent our own games and regulate our own behavior. It taught us much, actually, that would be of great use in later life. Of course, we were also coordinated enough not to have to wear helmets when riding bikes. Or have seat belts in cars, either.*
[*Some folks who don't get either irony or satire (sirony? ironitire?) generally write scolding e-mails to me after comments like those above. Fortunately, they're usually only clergy.]